168. On Christmas Night All Christians Sing

1 On Christmas night all Christians sing
to hear the news the angels bring;
on Christmas night all Christians sing
to hear the news the angels bring:
news of great joy, news of great mirth,
news of our merciful King’s birth.

2 Then why should we on earth be sad,
since our Redeemer made us glad?
Then why should we on earth be sad,
since our Redeemer made us glad,
when from our sin he set us free,
all for to gain our liberty?

3 When sin departs before his grace,
then life and health come in its place;
when sin departs before his grace,
then life and health come in its place;
heaven and earth with joy may sing,
all for to see the newborn King.

4 All out of darkness we have light,
which made the angels sing this night;
all out of darkness we have light,
which made the angels sing this night:
“Glory to God and peace to men,
now and forevermore. Amen.”

Text Information
First Line: On Christmas night all Christians sing
Title: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Scripture: Ephesians 5:19; Luke 2:14
Source: Traditional English carol
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SUSSEX CAROL
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1912)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.
Key: F Major
Source: Traditional carol melody
Copyright: Music © 1919 Stainer & Bell. Used by permission of Galaxy Music Corp.



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